Many have asked us where Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has been and when he’d be coming back to the world of mixed martial arts. Cro Cop’s last appearance was a K-1 Dynamite match against Hong Man Choi on New Year’s Eve 2008 where he took home a victory via TKO (low kick). Since his UFC release, the Croatian fighter has won twice and acquired an NC against Alistair Overeem due to excessive knee strikes to Cro Cop’s groin.
After a recent knee surgery by the Croatian, Cro Cop plans to make an impressive MMA comeback later this year. He is still slowly recovering, but has used up his time wisely to tweak up his boxing skills.
Here’s a snip from Mirko Cro Cop’s official website (mirko-crocop.com):
After a break for knee surgery, Mirko Cro Cop is thinking MMA again.
Recovery is going well and the knee is already bearing all the stress thrown at it.
Mirko is allready several weeks into his training process, which is somewhat adapted and still includes therapeutical elements.
Mirko is still refraining from using leg kicks, but based on what the experts dedicated to Mirkos recovery are saying, given time he will be doing so very soon. Being in this condition has allowed Mirko to dedicate much more time to work on his boxing techniques, which we havent seen to much in his last couple of appearences.
Mirko’s expert team is very confident that we will see Mirko unveil much better boxing technique adapted to suit MMA fighting in the upcoming appearences.Our co workers from Team CRO COP are revealing that Mirko allready is in optimal boxing and Wrestling shape and we are expecting to start working on leg techniques.
Currently, Mirkos work week looks like this:
– Monday thru Friday mornings are cardio and strenght training mixed with work on ground techniques.
– Every evening but Wednesday is MMA training, with added boxing, foundational throwing and defending throws, clinch and ground techniques.
– Saturdays he trains once and training is by wish.
– Sunday is off to rest.